Take a stroll around one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Rio, the Botanical Garden, and have a snack at their lovely Café Botanica. Enjoy! A great experience is a tour of the new Sensory Garden for the Blind. If you can see, they will blindfold you and take you around to touch and smell the different plants. Also, don't miss the new Cactus Garden, right next to the Visitor Center and Shop, and the Bromeliarium, a short walk from the Orchidarium. Our favorite walk is the Mata Atlântica trail, because you can see a lot of monkeys eating jackfruit!
And a peek at Parque Lage, situated right below the Corcovado Mountain...another of our favorite spots. The café opens for breakfast daily at 9 a.m. The building will be undergoing renovations to reopen in all its glory...no one was able to tell us when, exactly...Enjoy for now!
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